Padpilot Interactive Books

Purchase and Download Apple Books

Padpilot is published as a series of Apple Books. These digital interactive books are purchased from the Bookstore and downloaded directly into the Apple Books app. Available for iPad, Mac and iPhone (requires Apple Books on a device with iOS 12 or later or Mac OS 10.14 or later).

The Apple Books app allows you to arrange books in the order you chose and even group them into folders of your choosing. If you have multiple books in a series, Apple Books groups them together.

Apple Books also supports book updates. That means if a book you purchased is republished with new or additional content, Apple Books lets you know. You can download the updated version free, and it automatically replaces the older copy in your library.

Book Structure

Books are structured into chapters and topics. Each topic is listed on the chapter cover. Page thumbnails at the bottom of the screen scroll horizontally. This allows you to easily swipe to navigate quickly to any page of your choice.

Book Structure

Page Layout

Pages are laid out in the same familiar format we use in our existing Padpilot books. Layout, font and font size has been very specifically designed for maximum readability. And, of course, with the retina screen resolution all text and images appear pin sharp!


With Apple Books videos are embedded within the portrait page giving you quick access to all videos and animated content. Once the video has started playing you can rotate the iPad on to landscape view for full screen viewing capability.

Playing Video

Text Search

Text search is thorough and provides contextual results, making it very easy for you to see exactly which occurrence of your search term is most relevant.

Commenting and Lookup

Double tapping on any word or phrase brings up the options menu. This allows you to chose whether to look up the word, highlight the text or search online or offline either for a definition or for further information.

Look Up


Definitions for words can be viewed using the embedded dictionary. If you need to research deeper the book pop-up gives you the option of searching the web or Wikipedia.

Highlighting Text

Simply use your finger as a highlighter when you’re reading a book on your iPad. Just swipe over the selected text and it’s highlighted. Tap a highlighted section and a palette appears. Change colours, switch to underline or add a note instantly.

You can now switch to the Notes view to see all your notes and highlights instantly organised in one place.

Making Notes

Making Notes

You can add your own comments and associate them with areas of highlighted text. Once you have highlighted the text there is a note option at the end of the highlight colour menu bar. Simply click on the note icon and input the text you want.

When you take notes or highlight passages, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. It also remembers which page you’re on, so you can pick up where you left off.

Study Card Facility

Every comment and every item of highlighted text is automatically turned into a study card – organized by chapter.

Study cards are a great way of creating your own revision note system.

Study Cards

Have you seen Padpilot’s iBooks collection?


Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

The Padpilot STEM-A course provides the STEM subject knowledge needed for the beginning of commercial pilot training. This book meets the requirements of theoretical knowledge training organisations.


Private Pilots Licence

Padpilot PPL books have been designed to ensure you receive the highest standard of education from the outset of your studies. Giving you more than the basic education required. Written by current pilots and instructors.


Competency Based and En-Route Instrument Rating

Padpilot CBIR iBooks are designed to help you to develop a solid foundation and cover all the subjects that are a mandatory part of the CBIR and EIR syllabus.


Airline Transport Pilot Licence

Padpilot ATPL iBooks are designed to give you a basic grounding in all the essential theoretical principles. They cover all the subjects that are a mandatory part of the EASA ATPL (A) syllabus, written by current pilots.


Diamond DA42 Type Conversion Course

This book includes detailed information on DA42 Systems. Mass and Balance as well as Performance calculations are explained in detail. Also included is an introduction to the Bendix King KAP 140 Autopilot and the Garmin G1000.

Flying Instructor

The Complete Flying Instructor

This book is written by experienced flying instructors. It is designed to assist you to both improve and standardise your instructional skills and techniques. Volume 1 is aimed at teaching basic flight techniques.